Last updated on October 20, 2010 by Liza Hawkins
Merriam-Webster.com defines “Toothsome” here:
Main Entry: tooth·some
— tooth·some·ly adverb
— tooth·some·ness noun
I’ve been hearing this word, toothsome, a lot lately on food shows. Typically, it’s in reference to a texture…as in, “The quinoa you cooked is too crunchy, and while it should be toothsome, this is undercooked.”
Huh. I decided to look up the definition, because that made it sound specifically like a substitute for “al dente” or “crispy” or even “crunchy.” But really, that’s not quite right.
Toothsome = of palatable flavor and pleasing texture.
So, to me that means either:
1. It’s cooked properly
2. The texture feels good when you eat it
What do you think?